2:00 p.m. at Homestead at Hickory View
Homestead at Hickory View will host a community Bingo on Monday, November 16, 2015 beginning at 2:00 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of Bingo with a variety of prizes, snacks and beverages. Please bring a canned food item to support local food pantries. Homestead at Hickory View Retirement Community, 1481 Marbach Drive, Washington, MO 63090.
Barbara Hellman, email@example.com, The Homestead at Hickory View, 636-239-1941, www.homesteadseniorliving.com
9:00 a.m. at Five Star Senior Center
The St. Louis City SRT will be hosting a Christmas Dinner at Five Star Senior Center on December 18th. This event feeds hundreds of low income seniors that live in St. Louis City. The St. Louis City SRT group will meet at 9:00 a.m. on November 17th to discuss volunteer opportunities and to start working on much needed donations to make this event possible. Please join us at 2832 Arsenal St, St. Louis, 63118.We invite ALL Senior Response Teams to participate in our event or to have a similar event within your community! If you would like to contribute your time, food, cash or a gift card donation, please contact Mike Howard at 314-664-1008 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunny Gibbs, email@example.com, Tower Grove Manor, 314- 773-2800, www.towergrovemanor.org
NOVEMBER 17 to NOVEMBER 20
Bilingual International Assistant Services
Shop Fair Trade and support Bilingual International Assistance Services. Zee Bee Market, a south city venue for unique global fair trade merchandise, will donate 15% of all sales, in store and on-line, to Bilingual International Assistant Services from Tuesday, November 17 through Thursday, November 19, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday, November 20, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 3211 South Grand, St. Louis, MO. Join Bilingual International staff and volunteers at Zee Bee's Tuesday, November 17 to Thursday, November 19 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for Apple Cider and Sweet Treats and on Friday, November 20 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for a Wine Reception. Can't make it to the store? Your on-line shopping will still earn Bilingual International 15% of sales! www.zeebeemarket.com. For more information about this event, please click on www.bilingualstl.org.
Ellen Sherman, firstname.lastname@example.org, Bilingual International Assistant Services, 314- 645-7800, www.bilingualstl.org
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at ACM Care
ACM Care is hosting a ribbon cutting and open house at our new location: 12101 Woodcrest Executive Drive, 250 Creve Coeur, MO 63141 on Thursday, November 19 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (just west of 270--behind Kohl's) Come see our new office space and learn valuable information about ACM Care and our new program providing free services to Veterans and their widows/widowers. Please do not go to the Argonne St office-- we are not there.
Julie Hess, email@example.com, ACM Care, 314-293-0697, www.acmcare.org
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Cambridge Adult Day Center
We invite you to drop your senior loved one off for a free Thanksgiving Lunch along with a fun filled afternoon of activities, bingo and prizes! Wednesday November 25, 2015 Drop Off: 11:00 a.m. Pick Up: 3:00 p.m. RSVP to Sarah by November 20th. Limited to the first 25 RSVP's. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 636-343-1600.
Sarah Wolk, email@example.com, Cambridge Adult Day Center–Fenton, 636-343-1600, www.cambridgeadc.com
A small gift of your time can make a big impression on someone’s heart. BJC Hospice is always in need of adults and teens to donate their time. Apply online or call: St. Louis area 314-872-5050 Farmington, Missouri 573-760-8550 Sullivan, Missouri 573-468-3630 Alton, Illinois 618-463-7100. Hospice patients can be adults or children, and volunteers provide valuable support to patients and their families. Volunteers can help in numerous ways by supporting patients and families so they can continue to live life to the fullest or helping within the office to support the staff. The amount of time you volunteer is your choice, and you are guided each step of the way with on-going training and support from our volunteer coordinator.
Cara Lotspeich, firstname.lastname@example.org, BJC Hospice, 314- 872-5050, www.bjchospice.org
ST. ELIZABETH’S HOSPITAL IN BELLEVILLE, IL
HSHS PGY-2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s earns Preliminary Accreditation Belleville, IL – Recently, the HSHS Postgraduate Year Two (PGY-2) Pharmacy Informatics Residency Program was granted immediate preliminary accreditation by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Based at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, Illinois, the PGY-2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency Program was established in July 2014 with initial financial support through HSHS’ Renaissance Quality Insurance, Ltd grant and has subsequently been integrated into Information and Technology Services’ (ITS) Medical Informatics Product Line in collaboration with St. Elizabeth’s PGY-1 program. The 12-month program is designed to immerse Pharmacy Residents in the world of pharmacy informatics and health information technology by working closely with seasoned Pharmacy Informaticists as well as local Pharmacy departments. For more information about the Pharmacy Residency programs at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital visit www.steliz.org/pharmacyresidency.
Emily Wilson, Emily.Wilson@hshs.org, HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital, 618- 234-2120, www.steliz.org
ZOUNDS HEARING AIDS CENTERS
Zounds Hearing Aids Centers now have three locations in the St. Louis area to help seniors with hearing challenges. Hearing examinations are free and are available at the following locations: South County-13074 Tesson Ferry Road, 314-894-3778. Chesterfield-14848 W. Clayton Road, 636-527-7400. Kirkwood-9997 Manchester Road, 314-858-1212. Zounds are locally owned and operated by Gregg and Robin Billmeyer. Call today to set up a FREE hearing exam.
Gregg Billmeyer, email@example.com, Zounds Hearing, 314- 805-6904, www.zoundshearingstl.com
VETERANS HOME CARE
Veterans Home Care Honored Our Vets at 32nd Annual Veterans Day Parade St. Louis, MO - Veterans Home Care celebrated with several thousand St. Louisans at the 32nd Annual Veterans Day Parade held in downtown St. Louis on November 7, 2015. Virginia Havens and Mark Zimmer from Veterans Home Care’s St. Louis office set up an informational booth at the parade and distributed packets regarding the VetAssist® Program and the Aid and Attendance Pension. “It was a great pleasure to honor and spend the day with our veterans and their families,” said Mark Zimmer, Business Development Lead at VHC. “The VetAssist Program has helped over 11,000 veterans and their surviving spouses receive the in home care they need to remain in their homes. Having an opportunity to meet and explain the program and its benefits face to face was great because many people think the program is too good to be true when they first hear about it.” This year’s parade had a distinct Vietnam era flavor as the 2015 Grand Marshals, who incidentally are all from St. Louis, served in that wartime period. • Thomas J. Williams, US Air Force, CMSgt. Ret. • Bernadette Miller, US Army Captain & Nurse • George Casey, USMC Captain & Helicopter Pilot • Terry Souders, USMC • Thomas Irwin, USMC.
Craig Pennington, firstname.lastname@example.org, Veterans Home Care, 314-514-2444, www.veteranshomecare.com
NHC HOMECARE ST. LOUIS
NHC HomeCare-St. Louis has added Allan Smith to lead their business development efforts. Mr. Smith has over 25 years of home care experience and has shaped the success of numerous local and out-of-state agencies over the past two decades. “This is a great opportunity to assist in projecting NHC nursing and rehab excellence into our communities, and I look forward to working with all of the dedicated people at our NHC facilities and in hospitals and healthcare organizations in the St. Louis area. National HealthCare Corporation, based in Murfreesboro, TN, is the nation's oldest publicly traded long-term health care company, with offices and facilities in several states. St. Louis is the first Missouri NHC HomeCare office.
Allan Smith, email@example.com, NHC HomeCare, 314-434-2497, www.nhccare.com
ST. ELIZABETHS HOSPITAL IN BELLEVILLE, IL
Emily Wilson, Emily.Wilson@hshs.org, HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital, 618-234-2120, www.steliz.org
Mayor designates National Home Care and Hospice Month Belleville, IL - Belleville Mayor Mark Eckert recently signed proclamations designating November 2015 as National Home Care and Hospice Month. During the month of November, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) celebrates National Home Care Month, National Hospice Month and Home Care Aide Week. During this month, HSHS Home Care Southern Illinois and HSHS Hospice Southern Illinois are celebrating the home care and hospice community, and honoring the millions of nurses, home care aides, therapist and social workers who make a remarkable difference for the patients and families they serve. These heroic caregivers play a central role in the health care system and in homes across the nation. The focus of HSHS Home Care and Hospice is on the health needs of the individual in a family setting, allowing the patients to attain and maintain their highest level of independent living, dignity, and comfort. For more information about HSHS Home Care Southern Illinois or HSHS Hospice Southern Illinois, contact Shawna O’Dell, RN, Director of HSHS Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois, at 217- 347-1641, or visit www.hshshomecare.org or www.hshshospice.org.